Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
-- >> that is extraordinary. what about this is kind of a bummer campbell's soup company, the american classic, is downsizing. >> that is something i know very much about. because i ate that all when i was young. right now, people aren't eating soup. and analysts that i was speaking to on facebook last night were saying that it has a lot to do with the weather. but really, soup consumption has dropped for canned soup 13% in the last decade. now, the campbell's soup plant in sacramento is closing. it's the oldest plant. it was opened in 1947. they're getting rid of 700 jobs. and another plant in new jersey is getting rid of 27 jobs. that was actually a spice plant that they had. >> all right. thank you. kind of bummer news. >> bummer. >> hitha we'll see you again. thank you. consumer confidence is up. do you feel better about the economy? you can talk to me on twitter, my handle is @alex witt. i'm going to read your tweets throughout the day. in this morning's one-minute playback. oops my bad. our friends at late night with jimmy fallon have a little segment called late night hash tags.
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
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Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. apparently those are dwindling. campbell's soup, the classic, the one that we all grew up with, they're having troubles. >> right. well, sam bell's soup is closing down one of their oldest plants in sacramento, displacing 700 workers. now, they've been trying to revamp their image, bring in a younger look and feel. they do have product -- they have brand extension with their products. but they also tried to acquire both house farms which is a juicemaker for $1.5 billion. didn't help. soup consumption has been down 13% over the last decade. and we're probably going to see more of that as campbell's soup as we continue through the year. >> at least it's wintertime. people want soup then, i hope. thank you so much. >>> my buddy craig melvin is here with a preview of what's coming up next. what you got? >> hey there, alex. i love soup. i hope it comes back. >> i do, too. >> with everyone playing the expectations game with the upcoming presidential debates, we are going to talk to mitt romney's former debate coach to find out what the republican nominee is doing behind closed doors this week